This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks 4"
Set 1: Introduction; Cold Rain And Snow; Dark Star > Saint Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Lovelight
Set 1: Introduction; Casey Jones; Mama Tried; Hard To Handle
Set 2: Monkey And The Engineer; Dark Hollow; I've Been All Around This World; Wake Up Little Susie > Black Peter; Uncle John's Band; Katie Mae
Set 3: Dancing In The Street; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > High Time > Dire Wolf Alligator > Drums > Me And My Uncle > Not Fade Away > Mason's Children > Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > Feedback > And We Bid You Good Night
-- All late show disc changes are seamless
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
-- Late show between song tunings patched from shnid=18115
-- Unpatched reel flip between Saint Stephen and The Eleven
Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v10.2 -> FLAC
July 27, 2018 Subject:
I went dowwwwwwwwwn one old day...
Along with the previous nights performance, this show is one of the best the Grateful Dead performed in the Pigpen (or any) era. The band are on fire! There are some fantastic jams in the electric songs such as Caution and Not Fade Away. But the acoustic set is fantastic too with great readings of Dark Hollow, I've Been All Around This World, Uncle John's Band and others. I love that the Dead in 1970 started doing small acoustic sets along with their electric ones. The Dick's Picks series was really right with this choice and with the 05/02 Harpur show. The only reason this shows Dark Star, St. Stephen, The Eleven, Lovelight sandwich didn't get used is because of the cut in St. Stephen and the beginning of the Eleven. 1970 has become my favorite year of this amazing band.
June 30, 2018 Subject:
This Dark Star made its way onto the Long Strange Trip Soundtrack. This is my all-time favorite, just barely topping 9/21/72. I believe this is better than the one from the night before (the one from DP4).
September 2, 2017 Subject:
Starts at Hard to Handle and floats back out into space during Not Fade Away.
January 18, 2017 Subject:
I utterly revise my earlier review: this is by far the better night, and DP 4 should have just been the complete 14th IMO. The drummers are SO on point, and everybody's having a good night in general.
November 29, 2015 Subject:
Best NFA Ever
Let it be known
October 21, 2015 Subject:
I was there for this show.
Not really a review. I was there for this show, the late show. It was amazing in so many ways. I was there with some friends, we watched from the edge of the balcony. It was just magical, I could see their chemistry, I remember thinking that they had the spark and the drive and so aware of each other. And the music came together so well. There was maybe 200 or 300 people there. The blew the audience away. It ended early in the morning. My life was not the same after that. I still love the Dead. Thank you for this site and the work it takes to keep it up and available.
May 18, 2015 Subject:
1 of those "special" nights
The 13th and 14th of February 1970 are two of the most highly regarded shows the Dead ever played...Allow yer ears 2 bear witness...
February 14, 2015 Subject:
Come hear Uncle John's Band
It sounded to me that instead of coming back for the second verse of Dark Star they might go for an Uncle john's.
I just dig this entire evening!
A big fan of intro by Zacherley before Casey Jones.
January 24, 2015 Subject:
High Times and Alligators
High Time is beautiful. Dancin' and from Alligator on down is very good.
The Eleven from the early show is a real treat, especially in retrospect.
You get even more than you shelled out for now.
DtD said it well. I'm not comparing this one with the previous night. This is an incredible performance. Post- drums is just explosive all around. So unfortunate that the end of the early show lost such an essential portion of the recording, yet how lucky we are able to stream this at all (again). Great stuff.
I lucked out scoring tickets to the Phil and Friends show scheduled for 2/7/2015--the 1970 celebration. They sold out in about 1/2 hr. I'm tempted to predict this 2/14 setlist, but whatever they do will be wonderful. Or maybe they will schedule David Nelson Band between sets like NRPS were for much of 1970. How cool it is that, although I could not have seen a show in 1970 (not even born yet--1st Dead show was '91, actually) I'll be able to experience perhaps the next best thing...What a treat that will be. Happy 50 years of Dead music to all!
December 26, 2014 Subject:
a peak performance in a transitional time. amazing show!
February 13, 2014 Subject:
The two Fillmore East shows 2/13 & 2/14 make up some of the most essential, canonical Dead that exists. I'm partial to the previous night as the better of the two, but this underdog holds its own; since the archives has here removed it, try and seek out this Miller board elsewhere (gotta poke around, you know...)
The one part of this show that forever sets it apart from its elder brother is that rather painful slab diced out of St. Stephen > Eleven...and its really hard to compare this one to that 90-minute closing masterpiece of 2/13 (DS > OO > Lovelight). But on its own there is some absolutely fascinating music here: that *funkadelic* Hard to Handle, and the weird suite that closes the show, with Me & My Uncle, of all things, emerging late from Drums.
The feedback-meltdown that closes this show is damn near ten minutes, and really does emulate a beautiful 1970 Dark Star more than anything - check that astounding last, drawn-out note Jerry relays and then drops right before the Goodnight vocal. This is great stuff - listen to it completely fresh from the untouchable madness of the night before, and appreciate it, yo!
btw, see if you can grab the Allman Brothers' set from this same night!